I attended a seminar last Saturday and the speaker referred to her experience as a former head teacher and a government schools inspector which she now used in her new role as a resource for local schools in her area. Each school pays in to a central pot which gives them access to a resource on an as needed basis whether for help with improving say specific provision in a curriculum area or for the head teacher to either assist with improving school provision or with ideas to develop the school for the benefit of the pupils. What they get is someone who knows what they are going through; whether from having done the job as a head teacher or knowing what the education authorities are trying to achieve from their time as an Inspector. The schools call it "Additional Management Resource and it is proving to be a great success. A practical solution to a practical problem